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#289723 - 02/05/07 03:35 PM 2 forward 3 back..stupid cars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  
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after getting the floor all busted up this weekend for the bathroom install in our basement, the admiral calls me up and says that she was "off the road". She was coming home from Duluth (160 miles north) with Meagan. The RAV just "stopped going forward" and now wont move at all. She called state patrol and they dispatched a tow and brought her to another town just north of where she stopped. Still 100 miles north of me. I jumped in the truck and headed to get them. she was pretty shook up and freaked when I got to them.

From what she tells me it "made a thump or a clunk and the car just stopped wanting to accelerate". she said she "kept trying to step on the gas but all it did was make a 'grinding/reving' noise and didnt move".

seems like every time we start a savings account or start to get a head something like this makes us go back in the hole.

Havent heard from the auto place up there but should by the days end. I have a feeling its the tranny or the converter. either way, its going to cost us...


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#289730 - 02/05/07 04:03 PM Re: 2 forward 3 back..stupid cars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [Re: bradyf]  
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I'm glad your girls were okay. This was not a weekend to be stranded in a car. I hope it's nothing too expensive to fix the Rav.


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#289733 - 02/05/07 04:12 PM Re: 2 forward 3 back..stupid cars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [Re: Capn Morgan]  
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thanks cap'n..the girls are OK. the admiral was more shook up about it then anything..Meagan was all confused as to why they were stopping. I guess she kept saying that she didnt want to ride in the big scary truck (the tow)..

as far as expensive, thats the problem. Its a tranny thing.


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#289736 - 02/05/07 04:19 PM Re: 2 forward 3 back..stupid cars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [Re: bradyf]  
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Impossible, Toyota's never break.

Seriously, sorry to hear, glad it wasn't something that caused and accident or left them stranded in the cold.


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#289742 - 02/05/07 04:27 PM Re: 2 forward 3 back..stupid cars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [Re: CMJ]  
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brady, you can check here, if you haven't already, for some ideas.

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#289745 - 02/05/07 04:28 PM Re: 2 forward 3 back..stupid cars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [Re: Capn Morgan]  
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Thanks, I think I will..


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#289784 - 02/05/07 05:53 PM Re: 2 forward 3 back..stupid cars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [Re: bradyf]  
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I think life is just like that - keep your head on strait, and laugh at the obstacles.

Good Luck.

#289833 - 02/05/07 09:21 PM Re: 2 forward 3 back..stupid cars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [Re: Indyboater]  
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still havent heard anything about it. I called the guy this afernoon and he said he hadnt had a chance to look at it, but would try to get to it soon.

driving me nuts not knowing what it is. Wouldnt the tranny give some kind of a warning like slipping or burnt fluid, or anything prior to just taking a dupa? just seems odd to me that it would just give out like that.


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#289853 - 02/05/07 10:37 PM Re: 2 forward 3 back..stupid cars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [Re: bradyf]  
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 Quote:
seems like every time we start a savings account or start to get a head something like this makes us go back in the hole


Times like this call for a country song:

Well you know those times
When you feel like there's a sign there on your back
Says I don't mind if ya kick me
Seems like everybody has
Things go from bad to worse
You'd think they can't get worse than that
And then they do.....

If you're going through hell
Keep on going, don't slow down
If you're scared, don't show it
You might get out
Before the devil even knows you're there


I'm sorry that's all I can offer. Glad the family was ok during all that. I forgot about all the cold you folks are going through up there.

#289854 - 02/05/07 10:39 PM Re: 2 forward 3 back..stupid cars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [Re: bradyf]  
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Nice to hear all is safe and sound (aside from the $?? to get the Rav on the road again \:\( )

Talk about a bad feeling... broke down, in the winter, quite a ways from home.
Thank God we all carry cell phones now.

Probably a story you guys will laugh about years from now, while re-telling it to the little one.


LL

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#289855 - 02/05/07 10:46 PM Re: 2 forward 3 back..stupid cars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [Re: Lambert Laker]  
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Mamba, great Rodney Atkins tune that gets me through many days at work....


LL

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#289862 - 02/05/07 11:20 PM Re: 2 forward 3 back..stupid cars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [Re: Lambert Laker]  
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I'm glad it's not just me. We'll have our 20th anniversary this year. That's 3 minivans, a Trans Am, a camaro, and a pickup. We learned years ago that if either of us ever get a bonus or other windfall, it must be time for a major car repair - you can set your watch by it.




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#289931 - 02/06/07 10:02 AM Re: 2 forward 3 back..stupid cars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [Re: 230 Mike]  
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brady, it has to be something silly, like the linkage fell off, cause Toyotas are perfect and they don't just break like that.
Please keep warm, and keep us posted.


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#289952 - 02/06/07 10:50 AM Re: 2 forward 3 back..stupid cars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [Re: Lambert Laker]  
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Glad they are OK. too bad it's waay out of warranty. But I'm sure worst case scenario is you're looking at a rebuild. Probably around $1200. Hope not, but in the sceme of things, if that gets it running for a coupla years more, you're ahead of the game. Cars suck.


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#289986 - 02/06/07 12:19 PM Re: 2 forward 3 back..stupid cars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [Re: Puddle Pirate 2]  
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Billy, thats what thought about it too, the bullet proof part. It makes no sense to me..

and Thanks to everyone for your "warm" wishes. It was about -40 with the windchill that day as well as yesterday too. pretty scary with meagan in the car with the admiral. shes still pretty shook up about it but better.

Now she's driving a mini van that my folks had, dont get me wrong, we are extremely grateful that its available, but its a minivan...I hate minivans...

anyway, I still havent heard anything from them but hope to soon.


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#289996 - 02/06/07 12:38 PM Re: 2 forward 3 back..stupid cars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [Re: bradyf]  
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Glad to hear they are OK...

 Originally Posted By: bradyf
It was about -40 with the windchill that day as well as yesterday too.

I can't imagine even looking out the window at -40 windchill day!!! Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr is all I can think of.


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#290059 - 02/06/07 02:33 PM Re: 2 forward 3 back..stupid cars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [Re: HotByte]  
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Monday morning it was -30 WITHOUT the windchill..yes, BRRRRRRRR is what you think of..


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#290122 - 02/06/07 05:31 PM Re: 2 forward 3 back..stupid cars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [Re: bradyf]  
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OK, I called and the conversation was quick, but I heard something to the effect of the front differential, locked up discs or something with the u joints...

I am sure they are busy today with all the accidents around here today so I didnt push to hard for a definative answer but they are going to call me tonight (I hope)

does any of that make any sense to you car guys?


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#290292 - 02/07/07 12:30 AM Re: 2 forward 3 back..stupid cars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [Re: bradyf]  
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Yes it makes sense...

Looking forward to more results...as I think something similar might happen to my 1995 Camry soon.

Derek


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#290363 - 02/07/07 09:52 AM Re: 2 forward 3 back..stupid cars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [Re: bradyf]  
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 Originally Posted By: bradyf
OK, I called and the conversation was quick, but I heard something to the effect of the front differential, locked up discs or something with the u joints...


...must be those Merc permalube U-joints \:\)

Differential is better than a tranny. Typically what happens is the seals leak, fluid get low and the components burn up or sieze. U-joints would probably be somewhere on the driveshaft. Some 4x4's have u-joints on the axleshafts, but on yours they're probably CV joints. My guess is the dif siezed and broke couplings or U-joints somewhere. Not pretty, but better than something internal in the tranny.

Let us know.


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